Display Video in VLC when using compiz is enabled.


For some reason, when compiz is running VLC does not show any video. I found the work around to the issue by following the below instructions

  1. Start VLC and click on Settings -> Preferences.
  2. Expand Video -> Output modules.
  3. Select Output modules, and check theĀ  checkbox at the bottom right that says Advanced options.
  4. Select the option to select a different output device. Pick X11 video output, click on Save.

Setting Evolution for Gmail Account


Steps to follow

  1. Enable the POP & SMTP service on gmail accont.
  2. Start Evolution
  3. Add New Account by clicking “Edit” -> “Preference”
  4. In “Accout Details”, press “Add” Button
  5. Select “Forward”
  6. Enter your Account Name and Email ID and select “Forward”
  7. Select “POP” server for “Receiving Email”
  8. Under “Configuration” section enter “POP.gmail.com” and your email username
  9. Under “Security” select “SSL encryption
  10. Under “Authentication Type” select Password
  11. Select “Forward”
  12. Select “Forward” for “Receiving Options
  13. In “Sending Email” select
    1. Server Type : SMTP
    2. Under “Server Configureation” add “SMTP.GMAIL.COM” for Server
    3. Under “Security” select “SSL Encryption” as “Use Secure Connection”
    4. Enter Username under Authentication section.
  14. Select “Forward”

Slackware: Enabling package update through online mirrors


Unfortunately Slackware 12.0 does not unable update of OS by default, slackpkg needs to be installed from the install CD/DVD which is located in “extra\slackpkg” folder.

installpkg slackpkg*.tgz

uncomment only one mirror on /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file which represent your version.

slackpkg update; slackpkg upgrade-all

the above command will upgrade your machine.